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Warren Street Newsletter
following editions of the Warren Street Newsletter are
now available for viewing online:
from the Principal - May
With the month of May upon us, Spring is officially
here! The sun is out, days are warmer, and our Spring
sports and programs are in full swing. During this time
of year, there are a few things that take place in our
school and reminders that must be given. [Read
Students Enjoy Work of Mo Willems
During April, kindergarteners were introduced to the work
of American author, animator and award-winning
illustrator, Mo Willems. According to teacher Mrs. Ackerbauer, the Mo Willems' book the children enjoyed
the most was titled "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the
Bus." In this madcap adventure, a pigeon pleads,
wheedles, and begs to take a bus driver's place when the
driver needs to take a break from his route. Mrs.
Ackerbauer reports that the students fell in love with
the character, Pigeon, thus the pigeon hats pictured
here. For mo' fun, games and information about
author/illustrator Mo Willems, she has encouraged the
children to visit the web site gomo.net.
NYSAHPERD Morley Award Winners Recognized
Twenty-four Greater Johnstown School District Students
have been ecognized by the Capital Zone of the New York
State Association of Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance with the 2013 Sandy Morley Physical
Education Leadership. Over 600 students from 37 school
districts were recognized for excellence in physical
education and outstanding leadership characteristics
during a ceremony on at Hudson Valley Community College
on May 6, 2013.
Click here to see names and photos of Johnstown's
Grade Level Grouping Updates
Please click on
the "Grade Level Grouping" link in the column on the
left side of this page for the latest news and
developments regarding the status of Grade Level
Grouping (elementary restructuring) in the Johnstown
Volleyball for Girls in Grades
The JHS varsity volleyball team will be hosting an open
gym at the high school from 4 – 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in
May for Johnstown elementary girls in grades 3-6. There
is no cost to participate. Come join us!
Warren Street PTA Announces Office Vacancies, Elections
Street PTA is currently accepting nominations for
specific offices for the 2013-14 school year. To
nominate yourself, or someone else, please complete the
PTA Officer Ballot and submit it per the included
directions no later than April 26. Thank you.
Seeds of Thought
an introduction to a unit on plants, Mrs. Ackerbauer
brought in dozens of seed catalogs, seed packets, and a
variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for her
kindergarteners to investigate. After reading a
projectable book by Gail Gibbons titled "From Seed to
Plant," each student was given a fruit or
vegetable to dissect. They separated the seeds contained
within the fruit or vegetable from the pod or flesh and
then, using ten counting frames, counted the seeds. The
students enjoyed discovering that plants produce seeds
that vary greatly in terms of size, shape, color and
number. Now they are ready to plant seeds and observe
the process of germination!
Click here to see additional photos.
Elementary Foul Shooting
On Saturday, March 23rd, Johnstown's physical education
staff held their annual elementary foul shooting
contest. In order to qualify, the students first
competed in foul shooting contests as part of a
basketball unit in their physical education classes.
Click here to see a picture of the winners!
And we saw him!
The Cat in the Hat!
The Cat in the Hat (a/k/a Principal Ziomek) was
spotted at Warren Street on March 1, helping
students to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday & Read
Across America Day.
York State Public Health Law Section 613 requires that
schools post influenza educational material. Parents and
caregivers are encouraged to refer to
guidelines from our school district nurses; read the
NYSDOH Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents;
or visit the
NYS Dept of Health web site.
Kindergarteners Send Greetings
Students in Mrs. Roehl's kindergarten class made
Christmas cards and delivered them to Wells House and
Willing Helpers Home for Women in Johnstown. They also
wrote birthday cards to Mrs. Roehl's sister. The
children imagined how it may feel to receive a card from
someone else, and learned that their words and pictures
carry a message. The Willing Helpers Home for Women sent
them a thank you letter and Mrs. Roehl's sister, who is
an artist, sent them each a personal thank you note with an illustration.
The students were thrilled to receive these responses!
Street Students Strive for Five
shown in these two photos are some of our Strive for
Five Character Education winners. They have been
recognized for displaying the five good character traits
of: Respect, Cooperation, Responsibility, Self-Control
Student Athletes Buddy-up with
Third & Fourth Graders
varsity girls and boys basketball teams helped to mentor
Mrs. Caputo and Mrs. Muller’s students at Warren Street,
working on academics, project adventure games, team
building exercises and, on the last mentoring day, show
and tell. The photo on the right is of student mentors and
buddies working on the human knot - they had to
work together without breaking hands and untying their
knot. The Athletic Department and Warren Street
Elementary School would like to thank everyone involved,
especially the little buddies and the mentors. Keep up
the good work!
Skills Can Be Delicious
In Mrs. Walton's
and Ms. Richards' classes (the "Baker's Dozen Cafe," as
their room was named for the day), students applied what
they have learned about fractions, measurement and
sequencing to real life, making sugar cookie dough and
M&M cookie mix, and reading a story about Russian Tea
Students in Mrs. Ackerbauer’s and Mrs. Roehl's
kindergarten classes recently walked to A&E
Sportswear on Main Street to mail their letters to
Level Grouping Forums Dec. 13 & 20
Board of Education and Administration invite all
parents, staff and community members to participate in
two evenings of collaborative discussion to help
formulate a prospective plan for Grade Level Grouping in
the Greater Johnstown School District. These
discussions, scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on Thursday,
December 13, and from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 20,
will take place in the large cafeteria at Johnstown High
Click here to learn more.
Students from Warren Street made cards for
Veterans Day that were delivered to the VA
hospital in Albany.
Graders Enjoy Swimming & Water Safety Lessons
graders from Mrs. Caputo's classroom recently enjoyed
swimming lessons three times a week for two weeks at
Johnstown High School. Warren Street physical
education teacher Mrs. Blanchard helped the students
learn how to swim using all techniques, along with the
safety aspect of being around water. All of the third
grades in Johnstown's elementary schools will be
participating in swim lessons over the next two months.
Great Job Warren Street School swimmers!
See additional photo.
Caterpillar, It's a Chrysalis, It's a Butterfly!
students in Mrs. Frenyea's and Mrs. Miller's
classrooms have been studying the lifecycle of a
butterfly. They were recently able to observe 11
caterpillars eat milkweed, turn into jade green
chrysalises and, 14 days later, emerge as
beautiful orange, black and white Monarch
butterflies. Everyone agreed it was an amazing
experience to set the butterflies free and watch
them fly off!
See Photo 2,
Collaborating to Promote Music in Our Schools
Monday, September 10, the Warren Street sixth graders
joined Mr. LaCoppola and his high school band for one of
their first rehearsals of the year. In an effort to
educate and excite our elementary students about getting
involved with music, the sixth graders were invited not
only to attend, but also to participate in a high school
rehearsal. The Warren Street students played right
alongside the high school students as they shared their
talents and introduced them to many of the instruments
played in the ensemble.
See additional photo.
is Coming to Town Nov. 25
Sundaes with Santa & Toys For Tots Drive
HO! HO! HO! Join JHS Class of 2015 as they welcome Santa
and his elves to Johnstown from 12 - 2:30 p.m. on
Sunday, November 25. Come and have your picture taken
with Santa, make a frame to put it in, decorate and eat
a cookie and make your own ice cream sundae. Presale
tickets are available until Wed., November 21st in all
elementary school offices for $5. Tickets at the door
are $6. Parents and adults attend free, but please bring
a toy to donate for the Toys for Tots drive. *Please
note the venue has changed from last year - we will be
at the Johnstown Community Center this year.*
Holiday Shopping Night, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., WSS Gym
start your shopping early while your child enjoys the
movie "Brave" at Movie Night. MaryKay, Pampered Chef,
Scentsy, Silpada and many more!!!!
Shopping Night Flyer
Fair Previews, Wish Lists & Online Ordering
Warren Street students will have an opportunity to shop
our Fall Book Fair during school hours September 24 -
28, and during our evening Open House on September 27.
Parents can preview Book Fair items and help their child
establish a wish list by
Warren Street's Scholastic Book Fair Home Page any
time between September 20 and September 28. Online
ordering will also be available during select hours between September 25 and
September 28. Happy
Visit Us at Open House on September 27
House is a great time to meet staff members for the
first time, as well as to visit your child’s classroom.
This year, parents and students are invited to visit and
tour the school from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
September 27. Our PTA will be sponsoring its annual
membership drive that night, and the Scholastic Book
fair will be open as well. Hope you can join us and and
that we'll see you soon!
Elementary Dismissal Time is 3:10 p.m.
Regular dismissal time in the Greater Johnstown School District
begins at 3:10 p.m. for elementary students. In
order that a full educational day may be provided, the
prior practice of dismissing at 3 p.m. will no longer be
observed. The assistance of parents/guardians and staff
in observing a 3:10 p.m. dismissal time is most
Warren Street teachers have put together a handy
school supplies list so that you may shop during
summer sales and pick up the items your child will need
for school in September.
Internet Searches & Purchases Can Benefit Warren Street
What if Warren Street School earned a
donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how
about if a percentage of every purchase you made online
went to support our school? Well, now it can!
Learn how here!
Your child’s safety is of the
utmost importance to us. During recess, the students use
the playground and, in order to keep this area safe, the
parking lot in front of the playground is for school
employees only. Accordingly, it is blocked off from
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The parking lot in front of the
school is available for parents dropping off and picking
up their children. Please note that this parking lot is
considered a roadway (Warren Street). Warren Street
becomes a one-way street after the last residential
driveway. All traffic exiting the parking lot needs to
proceed in a one-way direction toward Wright Drive.
Please be aware of students
crossing the parking lot and of buses during arrival and
dismissal. It is illegal to pass a school bus with its
red lights flashing!
Price Chopper Tools for Schools
Do you participate in the
Price Chopper Tools for Schools Program? Your
support can help us earn cool tools for our school!
Mills Box Tops for Education
of General Mills Box Tops for Education (found on most
General Mills cereals and other products) continues.
is most appreciated, as it enables us to purchase new
equipment for our school.
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